$775 to $1200
$25 to $35
11 years and 60 births attended
11 years and 32 families served
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 4 to 6 births and 3 to 5 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am both comfortable and capable of supporting a client in a hospital, home or birth center birth. Whatever she chooses is just that -her choice and it is my responsibility as her doula to validate her in that choice and provide her the support needed to have the birth that she and her family envision.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Due to liability issues I do not support unassisted home births.
Postpartum rates vary for multiples
Forest Park, IL Service range 30 miles
I located Latisha Emery via DoulaMatch.net, and it was a godsend. As a first-time mom, I approached labor and delivery with a bit of anxiety. The weeks prior to delivery, Latisha worked with me to overcome my concerns, by providing me with information about labor and delivery, and tools that would help me during the birthing process. I cannot thank her enough. She was essential to my husband and me throughout my prolonged (60 hours!!!!) labor. She provided my husband, who was without sleep for 3 days, with much needed respite and relief. She also trained him on techniques to aid me during labor. My birthing process became progressively complex, which grew as a concern for my family. Latisha was there to provide extended emotional and educational support to my family. Latisha also provided postpartum support via belly-binding, herbal teas and other remedies, and a day of light-cleaning and cooking. The belly-binding helped to accelerate my recovery and return to my pre-pregnancy size. I would recommend Latisha to anyone seeking a loving, compassionate, and knowledgeable Doula.
My wife being pregnant was a very exciting time for me, but I was also worried about the challenges that lay ahead, with choosing to go for a natural birth, ideally with minimal medical interaction and in a relaxed setting. Latisha was perfect for us and she clicked with my wife right away. Throughout my wife's pregancy, she was a calming factor in our lives, someone who reassured my wife through her own knowledge, and experience.
When my wife went into labor, Latisha's massage technique was invaluable, and helped my wife to cope with excruciating back labor pains. She also gave very good advice throughout the labor process that helped us to stay informed, but she left the decision making with us at all times.
I would recommend Latisha to any couple looking to have friendly, wise, comforting and caring support in their corner, as they face the adventure that is bearing children.
She made such an impact, that I can't imagine what it would have been to go through it without her.
Latisha really helped make my postpartum weight loss easy. She assisted in teaching me the belly binding experience, in the convenience of my own home, which was fast and easy. Her level of professionalism was unmatched, and she made me feel at ease. The pricing for her services was quite reasonable and she was truly knowledgeable about the benefits of the service she provided. Additionally, she helped to soothe my babies, which was a bonus. I highly recommend her!
Latisha was my doula for my third child, which was also my first home birth. I chose her because I know several other women who used her as their doula and who had wonderful experiences. Throughout the pregnancy she took the time to understand my birth needs and wishes. I went into labor in the middle of the night and she was there very quickly and easily stepped into a supportive and encouraging role as I labored. Thankfully, I had a relatively quick and uncomplicated birth and I am grateful for her calm and reassuring presence during my home birth.
Latisha is very patient and knowledgeable, and she was always available and supportive - before, during, and after my daughter's birth. I highly recommend her to anyone planning a home or hospital birth.
I really enjoyed my experience with Latisha as my doula. I could not have asked for anyone better to support me during my labor and delivery. Latisha was very attentive and made me feel wonderfully comfortable. She could almost anticipate my needs at times. She communicated clearly with the nurses when I was unable to communicate them myself when I was in the late stage of natural labor.
She helped me with my first feeding of the baby. So, her experience and knowledge of breastfeeding was apparent. The best part of having Latisha as my doula was the confidence she exuded in her role. She never hesitated in her position and yet still gave me the space I needed when I needed it. In my opinion, you could not ask for anything better in a doula. I would gladly have her attend any other delivery of mine.
This is my third time having Latisha as my doula, and ??all my experiences with her were great! I planned for and had natural births each time. She met my concerns with very practical solutions that I could implement myself. She informed me about effective natural remedies and methods for concerns such as anemia, tearing, the option of induction, and laboring positions I could choose from in case I became exhausted.
I have given birth in both regular rooms and the birthing center rooms in hospitals. In all the experiences, she provided good support. Each time, she worked well with my support person had less experience but was still eager to assist. Since we had discussed my birthing vision in advance, she helped me to make sure that my decisions were honored by those attending my birth. She always made sure that I was clear on the questions that the midwives and other attendants asked about possible treatments or medicines.
When I gave birth a month ago, I wished for a peaceful environment. The laboring was a smooth process. However, when the baby crowned I did tear because the baby's arm was in front of her face and she came very quickly. Also, I bled because of the tearing. While the midwives tried to resolve these issues, Latisha helped me stay grounded and aware. Besides all the qualities that I loved about her, the reason that I felt she was very necessary this third time around as my doula was because she is versatile. She is nurturing, knowledgeable and direct in communications with anyone present on behalf of my birthing vision.
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